We believe that children grow and develop when they have access to well thought out learning environment and engaged adults.
The teaching and learning of new skills and knowledge is delivered through both adult and child led opportunities both indoors and outdoors.
We focus on the importance of knowledge and skills that will support children in every way possible so that they can make the most of opportunities and fulfil their potential along with promoting their independence.
There are seven areas of learning and development within the Early Years curriculum.
Prime areas of learning
Specific areas of learning
In planning for children, we consider the different ways in which children learn. The three characteristics of effective learning are
Overtime we offer a range of experiences to support the children’s knowledge and skills development. Some of these include:
We will celebrate a range of festivals and share special occasions with the children through out the year. Some of these ideas include:
Assessment links our children’s learning and to our curriculum.
Most of the assessments we do at nursery are formative, so that it quickly helps us to make a difference to children’s learning, however we also need to have an overview of children’s progress, so that we can take further action where needed. We notice what children can and can’t do. We are good at deciding when it will be helpful to step in and support, and when it’s best to be encouraging and hang back. It is important that we are certain that children are secure in what they know and can do, before introducing them to something new.
Assessment helps with:
We will check that our curriculum is meeting the needs of our children by